Articles for tag: Coal Mining, Northumberland

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Who Were the Molly Maguires? And Did They Really Exist?

You might have heard about the Day of the Rope. It was June 21, 1877, and on that day, ten members of the Molly Maguire organization were hanged for the murders of Morgan Powell, John P. Jones, and Benjamin Yost. Powell, Jones, and Yost were coal mining bosses in Pennsylvania, but who were the Molly ...

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Murray City: An Ohio Ghost Town

At the height of the coal-mining industry, southeastern Ohio was home to dozens if not hundreds of small towns that appeared overnight and disappeared in much the same way. These towns were often built by the coal mining companies as quickly as possible, with a lack of major amenities for citizens. Usually, they included a ...

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Visit Thurmond, West Virginia, Coal Miner’s Ghost Town

Native Americans had a strong belief that the dark hollows of West Virginia were haunted by evil spirits. So it comes as no surprise that reports of supernatural encounters have grown over time, and thousands of sightings, many reputable, have been documented by eye witnesses, folklorists, and parapsychologists daring to visit the darker parts of ...

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Human Influence on the Appalachian Mountains

The Appalachian Mountains, located along the eastern edge of the United States, have existed since before humans lived there. Since the Europeans arrived in America, they have been mined, warred in, and built on. This activity has affected the natural geology and ecology of the region. How the Appalachian Mountain Range Formed During the early ...

Coal Mining: Pros and Cons

“The average internet user (12 hours per week) uses over 300 pounds of coal annually for this purpose.”When listening to Dan Miller speak on behalf of Friends of Coal, I found his statistics rather boring until flipping through the booklet he handed out listing quick facts on coal, I found this fact. Previously unknown to ...

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Little Known History Detours: Mt. Olive, Illinois

If you’re driving down I-55 in Central Illinois, you’re likely to miss the sign for Mount Olive, Illinois. Some observant people might notice the sign for the Mother Jones Monument located in Mount Olive. Few are likely to stop. However, if you enjoy your history, follow the signs toward the Mother Jones Monument, and you’ll ...